Seasoned Elk Steaks with Herb Butter

Seasoned Elk Steaks with Herb Butter

Just a little springtime inspiration. This elk steak with herb butter is a simple way to utilize some fresh herbs from the garden this spring and incorporate them into an amazing fresh wild game meal that will have everyone asking for another serving. Be sure to get your grill nice and hot before grilling the steaks. This helps to quickly sear the meat and hold in all of the juices keeping each steak moist when you’re ready to slice and serve.

Serve these elk steaks with herb butter and a side of grilled vegetables.


  • 2 pound elk roast, cut into 2 inch thick steak medallions (about 8-10)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Seasoning Rub

Combine all seasonings together in a bowl.

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Fresh Herb Butter

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Place the blended herb butter onto a piece of wax paper and roll into a cylinder-like shape. Tighten up the ends and set in the refrigerator until cold. When you are ready to serve, simply remove from wax paper and slice.

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme


Tenderize each steak medallion on both sides with a meat mallet and then rub olive oil over steaks to moisten. Season each steak on both sides with the seasoning blend and let marinate for an hour or overnight. Heat an outdoor grill on high heat. When nice and hot, place elk steaks on grill 4-5 minutes per side or until internal temperature is about 125 degrees (medium-rare). Remove from heat and set aside to rest for ten minutes. Using a sharp knife, slice each steak into thin strips on a diagonal cut and finish with a slice of herb butter.

Serve with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh green salad. ~Enjoy.


Seasoned Elk Steaks with Herb Butter
Seasoned Elk Steaks with Herb Butter
Seasoned Elk Steaks with Herb Butter
Seasoned Elk Steaks with Herb Butter
Seasoned Elk Steaks with Herb Butter


  • Reply December 2, 2019

    Mark Proper

    This recipe wow’d our east coast relatives last week. After many years of eating elk I can tell you it is in the top 5 recipes we have eaten. Be sure to use properly aged elk meat and let it season several hours.

    • Reply December 2, 2019

      Kristy Crabtree

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this…and I agree with you… I always season and wait most of the times I wait till the next day. Wish more folks had that patience.
      Appreciate you sharing and taking the time. Always makes my time and effort sharing these recipes worthwhile!
      Happy Holidays!

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